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Only a whole-system solution can transform the whole-system problem

common to black communities everywhere.


1. WEALTH.  Micro-Saving/Lending, Local Currency, Wealth. Each village has its own measures, exchanges, and repositories of wealth.


2. ENERGY.  Local Energy Production & Transportation.  Each village produces its own energy for heat, light, and transportation.


3. PRODUCTS.  Shopping & Waste.  Each village supplies basic goods and services to neighbors, converting waste to wealth in the process.


4. HOMESTEAD.  Affordable Green Homes & Gardens.  Each village is sustained through jobs-driven development without displacement, providing low-income housing and roucing high-quality food through land trust CDC’s.


5. CULTURE.  News & Networks, Stories & Structures.  Each village celebrates its past, present, an future culture through stories in print, digital, and theatrical forms.


6. ORGANIZATION.  Village Centers & Borders.  Each village is a walkable, self-sustaining whole with perceptible borders, inter-dependent local ties, global context, organized for elf-interest.


7. EDUCATION.  Health, Education & Welfare.  Each village fosters life-long learning through hubs, which are epicenters for green training, development, and lifestyle transformation.


8. ECONOMY.  Green Jobs & Enterprise.  Each village circulates its wealth through neighbor-owned businesses which invent, invest, manufacture, and merchandise locally.